As a therapist A program that will trigger important health and beauty I value the proposal.
So that Rikyu can become a “best healing space” for our customers.

Owner / Therapist

Emi Hojo


Emi has been working as a beauty and complementary therapist for over 20 years in both the UK and her native Japan. She is fully qualified for the practice of Aromatherapy, Reiki, Bowen Technique, Reflexology, La Stone Therapy and many more.

Her considerable experience has given her the insight and knowledge to meet any demands with her unique massage technique, based on a mixture of traditional Oriental methods and modern Western styles. She believes that this holistic approach gives the client both a pleasurable, relaxing experience and the satisfaction of seeing definite results!

Emi has worked with a wide range of clients, including Premiership footballers and media celebrities as well as business executives and members of the local community.

*Note: Emi is not available for bookings for a while due to commitments elsewhere.

Therapists at Rikyu


Rika is an experienced complementary therapist with over 18 years experience of work both in the UK and Japan.

Rika began her career as an Aromatherapist and trainer working for one of the largest aromatherapy companies in Japan, and she has played an active part in embedding practice of this relatively new discipline in Japan.

Her professional repertoire of treatments includes Sports massage, Manual lymphatic drainage, Hot Stone massage and many more. Rika has also trained on Elemis facial massage techniques, and provides training and consultancy to management and staff in spas across Japan.


Ann-Mari has 12 years’ experience in giving massage.

She is trained in the Swedish, Deep Tissue techniques and facials, and she is especially passionate about the Hawaiian healing massage!

She also studied the Ka-Huna technique and the ‘temple-style’ Lomi Lomi massage while in Australia.

She brings a holistic approach to her work, aiming to help her clients de-stress and rebalance themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.


The Association of Japanese Estheticians and Beauty Therapists certified Esthetician |ITEC Holistictherapy | ITEC Aromatherapy | Diploma in Indian Head Massage

In 2004, Maiko has started working at an aesthetic salon that expanded mainly in Kyushu, Japan and overseas. While providing customers with treatments that meet various needs such as facials and body treatments, she found the problems of modern people living in a stressful society, and how they affect the body and mind and learned the importance of relaxation, well-being and building great relationships with customers. After she moved to the UK, she had deepened the knowledge of aromatherapy/holistic therapy/Indian head massage that she was always interested and obtained qualifications. She continued working at a clinic, hotel spa, and home salons in London. She also organised aromatherapy workshops in Japan and London to spread the benefits of aroma essential oils and teach how to adopt them into our lives easily. She gives treatments with a great care and her journey continues to heal more and more people.